Species: Merawan


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Merawan
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Koki, Merawan, Light Hopea, Takien, Cengal, Gagil, Thingan, Manggachapui, Sao,
Scientific name(s)
Hopea griffithii, Hopea spp.,
Typical use
Wood frame house, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Stairs (inside), Cooperage, Vehicle or container flooring, Fiber or paticle boards, Light carpentry, Veneer for interior of plywood, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Sleepers, Turned goods,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical color:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:59 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:102 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2-3 - Durable to moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 4 - Not permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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